U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh initiated contempt of court proceedings during a Tuesday hearing, accusing the Department of Commerce of disobeying her previous order. She set a hearing for the proceedings for this Friday.
“I don’t want to overstate this, but he is assassinating the presidency,” Woodward said. “The job of a president is protect the people, tell the truth, provide some sort of moral compass — hey, this is why we’re doing it, this is where we’re going.”
Ginsburg’s death may also help turnout among what NextGen identifies as “Biden motivation risk” voters, those who say they will go for Biden if they vote but are not definite in their motivation to vote.
So far, 2020 shows a similar pattern. As of Sept. 23, the rejection rate for mail-in ballots submitted by Black voters was about 3%, nearly three times as high as the rejection rate for white voters, according to data from the state.
The nearly 50-year-old group, founded and based in South Bend, Indiana, exerts considerable sway over members, according to published reports, leading to questions about what role — if any — it would have if Coney Barrett ascends to a life-time post in the highest court in the land.